SOOOOOO How was Xmas Day for you guys!!!!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by darude, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. darude

    darude New Member

    MY turned out great!!!!!! Played cards watched "The full Monty" and had dinner buffet style. It's the way to go. Oh and all the dishes I prepared in advance I FORGOT about them!!!!! Anyway people brought dishes and we had tons. Soooooooo i can have those dishes during week. My husband took a dinner plate etc. over to a friend who is bedridden with FMS and she said it made her day.Had a glass of Champagne too and FELT NO pain!!!! Maybe should drink it all time. Just kidding today it has kicked in but thats OK as Don't have to do anything today. Hope everyone had a good day and are resting up today.
    Hugs Annie the Londoner!
  2. nanna4550

    nanna4550 New Member

    It was such a blessing to have ALL of my children and grandchildren here for the day. My one year old granddaughter was running a high fever off and on, so there was a bit of a scare there. My Son and daughter left for awhile to visit their dad/stepdad but I was just busy cooking dinner. My sons girlfriend helped a bit, so that was nice. Next year I will do the buffet style like you did, because today I am crabby and I want to go to the
    big sales, but I'm too tired and weak and my feet, back, legs, hips and feet hurt. I have never asked my children to bring anything, things are going to have to change.
    Today the kitchen is still a mess (even though they cleaned up) that just means they do as much as will fit in the dishwasher. I'm not going to do it, though. If I have any energy later on today, I'm going to spend it at the mall. Hope you all had a good day.
  3. darude

    darude New Member

    Is great!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was able to sit in my recliner and relax. Can't sit on a regular chair for long so would have been toooo uncomfortable.
  4. paintinglady

    paintinglady New Member

    We had a simple dinner here at our house Christmas Eve. When my son, his wife, and my 5 yr. old grandson come in... my daughter & her boyfriend walked in with them. It was the best surprise. They live in Iowa and were just here for Thanksgiving, I didn't have a clue about the surprise visit for Christmas.

    Christmas Eve, my hands were really hurting so my mom and DL did the cooking. Felt strange but nice.

    My DL had to work the midnight shift Christmas day and needed to sleep during the afternoon, so this year we decided to have a Christmas Morning brunch at their house starting at 10:00. It was so easy on me, I almost feel guilty. Mom and My Dau. took over again, cooking eggs, sausage, ham, bacon and buscuits. I just had to bring store bought cinnamon rolls and a variety of sweet breads also bought. It was so nice to not have half the group cooking all afternoon, we actually all had a chance to visit and enjoy.

    I like the family traditions but this was easier and spending more time with family is so much better than slaving in the kitchen. I think we have developed a new tradition even if DL is off Christmas night next year.

    Christmas Eve, for the first time I had to face my limitations. That part was hard on me but I have finally learned I can't just stubbornly go on as usual because it just won't work anymore. It's just so hard on me to have others do for me when I was always the independent one dealing with everything at once and it always worked...then.

    I hope you all had a very nice holiday no matter how you chose to celebrate.
  5. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    Boy am I tired!

    Christmas eve I had to work.. but got off 3 hours early! We decided to just do Pizza as it was just me and Joe and Micaela..

    soooooo... Micaela and I went to the local Pizzaria/taquiria.. (only in the central valley do they sell Tacos and Pizza under one roof!) We played a couple of games of pool.. (Micaela was shocked that her mother can play!)

    took home the Pizza.. opened presents and watched x-mas movies snuggled under blankies!

    Christmas morning.. Micaela and I had to get up at 4am to leave town by 5 to be at my stepdaughters at the coast by 8.. My stepdaughters, their hubbys, My oldest daughter and her hubby, my ex and his wife, Micaela and I and all 9 grandbabies.. the oldest is 8...

    Sooo.. after a chaotic morning of chasing babies and opening presents I left Micaela to spend some time with her dad and drove back home.. It was wonderful to spend time with my girls though and the babies..

    I was so exhausted I had to stop at the side of the road and take a nap.. I was literally falling asleep at the wheel.

    Got home by 4.. Joe worked all day and we were going to go out to dinner.. No chance.. we were both so tired that we were asleep on the couch by 8!

    Another year gone by.. wow..

    I'm at work today prepping for the big New Years shindig we put on at work.. Only 2 hours and I'm heading home and back to bed!

    Hope everybody had a great day!!

    Hugs to you Annie.. and to all..
  6. zreenie

    zreenie New Member

    Hate to be a bummer but...I woke up at 6:00 AM and thought it was 3:00. I hadnt went to bed till 1:00 so when I couldnt go back to sleep I took an Ambien. When the kids woke me up at 7:00 I got up for the gift exchange and dont remember a thing about it. I can never get those memories back. My son is 13 and Grandsons are 2, 4, and 6. They will never be that age again. I hope next years better and Im still here.
  7. Mamalovinit

    Mamalovinit New Member

    My kids got lots of goodies and my husband spoiled me too.

    Went to church first thing Christmas morn. and came home and opened presents. It was different with going to church first but I liked it better that away. Plus now our Christmas pictures will look better. I have my hair done and make up on and the kids all had their hair brushed. lol

  8. darude

    darude New Member

    I got my online in pill form! Herea some info
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    Next page: Composition
  9. CanBrit

    CanBrit Member

    My hubby and I were unable to travel down to see my family this year. He's had arthroscopy and I've got some strange flare going on in my knee. My adult son is at home and my daughter and SIL are coming with the grandkids today along with my hubby's parents.

    BUTTTTTTT....we've had three fantastic days of absolute peace. Christmas day my son went to his girlfriends and hubby and I had Christmas Lobster for dinner.

    This will all turn to chaos in a few hours but it was bloody nice while it lasted!

    Hugs back to you Annie the Londoner

    From Canbrit the Canuck!
  10. anakinkaid

    anakinkaid New Member

    My Xmas was great but the day got too long for me. I am still struggling with how to manage the flow of this. We got up, opened present, then went to see King Kong in the afternoon. I keep referancing back to what I used to do, evaluating that level of activity, saying: "Oh that won't be hard" and now it is. The movie was great but just the effort to be there wiped me out. AND there was still the evening ahead. Once again I was in bed listening to the rest of the family laughing etc while I'm trying to learn to not do/rest. Gerrrrr! So it went well for everyone and I'm glad for that-but the effort, the result was off center for me. Even when it goes well, there is such a effort to all this - is there anyone out there who feels the same? Ana
  11. Kinsie

    Kinsie New Member

    Sounds like everyone had a good time for Christmas.

    My husband, and I went to my brother, and sister-in-law's house, and my Mom was there too. That's all the family we have.

    We had a nice lunch, and opened gifts.

    My husband had a bad spell with his OCD Christmas afternoon after we left my brother's house. Unfortunately, I'm the one that catches it. Things make him angry when he's not doing well, and I get blamed for whatever it is. It's nothing new. He does pretty well most of the time, but I've noticed Holiday's are very hard on him. We very rarely ever have a holiday without an incident. This was also the first Christmas since his Mom passed away. That didn't help matters.

    Needless to say, my Christmas was pretty much ruined. But, I have so much to be thankful for in so many ways, that I can't complain.

    I didn't have to work the day after Christmas, and things were still not too good around my house. But, there was one bright thing in my day. I found my little chihuahua asleep in my bedroom lying on the floor in the rays of sun coming in the window. So, I got a pillow, and took a nap with her in the sun. She's a character, and makes me laugh.

    Anyway, I got some good gifts - hope you all did too.

    Your friend,

    [This Message was Edited on 12/27/2005]
  12. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    It was just our immediate family- no relatives were able to make it. But we enjoyed it. Our dinner included your recipe (I think it was yours?) for make ahead mashed potatoes. They were a hit! One of my twin boys said, "Wow, Mom, are these potatoes from the store?" That means he liked them better than mine! Thanks for the recipe!

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